Staff Scientist Opening at Carl Zeiss Meditec
The Staff Scientist is responsible for the initiation, design, development, and implementation of scientific research projects. Develops prototypes to explore technology for future platform concepts and to support the development and execution of product roadmaps. Investigates the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to potential products. Participates in the development of intellectual property. Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories and may contribute to scientific literature and conferences. Visits clinical sites and interacts with the market to provide inputs to the R&D teams about various possible system design improvements. Identifies and works with external research organizations to apply existing and developing concepts to ophthalmic products. Responsible for carrying out diverse tasks related to development of new diagnostic ophthalmic systems as well as improvements to existing products. Plays a key role in determining system technologies, architecture, and performance and provide guidance in marking appropriate system trade-offs.
(Responsibilities that are central to the job and MUST be performed either unaided, or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation, ref. ADA.)
- Provide technical leadership.
- Assimilate and apply new technology, and use creative problem solving skills to develop innovative solutions.
- Conduct tests or investigations pertaining to development of new designs, methods, materials, or processes and investigate possible application of results.
- Analyze and verify system performance through simulation and measurement Develop and document investigation proposals.
- Identify and work with external vendors to apply existing and developing concepts to Ophthalmic products.
- Review current developments in the diagnostic ophthalmic industry and report findings.
Note: Essential functions may not be limited to the tasks and responsibilities listed within this section. Ordering of essential functions does not necessarily reflect importance of item.
(Non-essential duties or marginal job functions that support essential functions)
(From whom work is received and given, internal and external customers, supervisors, subordinates, teams, etc.) Reports to the Director of Advanced Development. Interfaces regularly with Engineering, Manufacturing, Management, external vendors and industry colleagues.
(Optional) Work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results. Critical analysis of current and future product design, design improvements and manufacturability is essential. Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of company operations and may jeopardize business activities.
(Physical surroundings) General office environment.
(Bona Fide Occupational Requirements, such as education, certification, and/ or skills that are necessary to do the job.)
- Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optics or Biomedical Engineering, plus 3 years of experience is required.
- Four to eight (4-8) years of experience in some of the following fields: diagnostic medical systems, diagnostic ophthalmic systems, optical instrumentation, optics, human vision, image processing, and light scattering. Ph.D. research experience in applicable fields may be considered as relevant prior work experience.
- Experience with Ophthalmic Imaging and/or Optical Coherence Tomography is highly desirable.
- Experience with modeling tools such as CODE V, Zemax and Matlab is highly desirable.
- Must have theoretical understanding of physical principles and knowledge of state-of-the-art optical imaging systems and experience in applying design trade-offs towards performance optimization of optical imaging systems.
- Experience required in developing theoretical models in optical physics and use of mathematical modeling tools towards establishing agreement with experimental results.
- Must have experience in development and building of biomedical imaging prototypes including optical coherence tomography as well as in optical instrumentation, optics, image processing, optical design tools, and imaging and in performing research projects including research of translational character. Must have good oral and written presentation/communication skills.
(If any, describes physically uncomfortable conditions, travel requirements, heavy lifting, etc., ref. ADA) Small amount of travel is required.
This job description does not state nor imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job related duties as requested by management and will also be required to meet safety-related requirements. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.